Digital communications

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Working paper

Digital approaches to adolescent mental health: a review of the literature

Young people are more engaged with digital technologies than ever before, and health interventions increasingly build on these new technological opportunities. This literature review investigates digital approaches to addressing adolescent mental health and psychosocial-related challenges with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.
Report

Good intentions, bad inventions: the four myths of healthy tech

This report breaks down four common 'healthy tech' myths, by explaining where they come from, what they obscure, and how we can move beyond them. Intended for those designing, developing and regulating emerging technologies, this resource provides teams with fresh ideas for how to analyse...
Report

Building Australian adults' confidence and resilience online

This report shows that while most Australian adults are confident in their ability to use online technologies, they are less confident about how to manage specific online risks. Notably, most adults see the need for online safety information, yet few search for or receive it.
Policy report

The strategic implications of manipulative digital platforms: a trust-driven approach

This paper argues that regulating digital platforms to ensure that trust is maintained should be a priority for government. Similarly, government policies related to the digital economy and the government’s own use of platforms and data must assiduously defend trust.
Report

The Breakout Scale: measuring the impact of influence operations

One of the greatest challenges in the study of disinformation and influence operations (IOs) is measuring their impact. This paper seeks to answer that challenge by proposing “The Breakout Scale,” a comparative model for measuring IOs based on data that are observable, replicable, verifiable and...
Report

Out of control: failing EU laws for digital surveillance export

This report gives evidence of the gaps in the current European Union (EU) export regulation framework for digital surveillance technologies and provides the EU institutions and its member states with actionable recommendations to improve the protections of human rights.
Report

State of the data and digital nation: September 2020

This report aims to increase visibility and transparency of data and digital initiatives across Australia and help the Australian Data and Digital Council (ADDC) identify areas of alignment and potential collaboration between jurisdictions.
Report

Internet of waste: how Europe can make the internet green

Within a few short decades, the internet has become an indispensable part of our lives, powering business and trade, accelerating research and innovation and keeping us connected during times of crisis. The internet’s environmental impact is increasing at a staggering rate and it is time...
Discussion paper

Digital platform services inquiry – March 2021 report on app marketplaces: issues paper

The ACCC is releasing this issues paper to invite industry participants and other interested parties to provide views and information on the operation of app marketplaces. This issues paper is accompanied by two fact sheets containing key issues and questions for consumers and app developers.
Policy report

TikTok and WeChat: curating and controlling global information flows

While most major international social media networks remain banned from the Chinese market in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Chinese social media companies are expanding overseas and building up large global audiences. Some of those networks—including WeChat and TikTok—pose challenges, including to freedom of...